Archive for the ‘RACE STORIES – 2013’ Category

AFM round, 5 – NATURE OF THE BEAST

Posted: 28th August 2013 by GoGo in RACE STORIES - 2013

Typically I write race reports at night, the week after the event.  This report is not typical. Everyone makes mistakes.  We are human, it’s in our nature.  So when something goes wrong I’m pretty good about it.  Like riding a motorcycle vs driving a car, you’re not shocked when people pull out in front of […]

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN AFM round 4, 2013 Dave Stanton’s devastating round-3 injuries rendered me a mess going into this race.  Sure of nothing at the time, if you asked for my race plans midway between rounds I can’t guarantee I had any.  Something about risking all (or just part) of who you are, in a […]

Holy shit.  My right hand is 50% right now, my left shoulder feels like someone hit me with a 16lb sledge hammer, my hip is bludgeoned bloody and my elbow feels like broken glass.  What did I do to deserve this abuse.  I am a racer. Today Dave Stanton, a friend, a champion, a local […]

49s – The Naked Journey

Posted: 31st May 2013 by GoGo in RACE STORIES - 2013

49s – THE NAKED JOURNEY 2013 Recently I’ve looked back, a lot.  I’ve asked myself what do I have, what do I want, what do I need.  These are the average person’s big three.  But racers aren’t average people.  We are more and we are less, in many different ways.  Some of us for a […]

AFM_round-2_2013 MONEY ON THE TABLE

Posted: 12th May 2013 by GoGo in RACE STORIES - 2013

MONEY ON THE TABLE AFM round 2, 2013   What’s the worst hand in poker?           …The best hand in poker, left un-played. If you could measure the spirit of a man, like with a scale or some special digital gauge, comparing Friday night’s GoGo to Sunday afternoon’s GoGo would baffle […]

AFM round 1, 2013 – EVOLUTION

Posted: 8th March 2013 by GoGo in RACE STORIES - 2013

EVOLUTION AFM round 1, 2013 It is one thing to look back, to trace our steps through life and measure what with hope we call our evolution. It is another to look forward, to evolve purposefully. It’s Thursday night and I am still in pain from last weekend.  Although I have been logging miles cycling, […]

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Posted: 19th February 2013 by GoGo in RACE STORIES - 2013

They say time flies when you’re having fun.  I must be having a blast, it’s half passed February and I’m still looking for Christmas lights.  My family got buried in three feet of snow just last week.  My east coast roots keep telling me racing is months off yet, but AFM Round-1 is just a […]